Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women and girls because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women and girls are at the heart of CARE's efforts to improve education, health, and economic opportunity. Visit CARE.org
Centre for Development and Population Activities
Internationally recognized for improving the lives of women and girls in developing countries since 1975, The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) works through local partnerships to give women tools to improve their lives, families, and communities. CEDPA’s programs increase educational opportunities for girls, ensure access to lifesaving reproductive health and HIV/AIDS information and services, and strengthen good governance and women’s leadership in their nations. With a growing network of more than 5,300 alumni and partners in over 150 countries, many CEDPA alumni have gone on to become top leaders in their nations, including a Kenyan health minister, minister of women’s affairs in Afghanistan, Ugandan vice president, and numerous parliamentarians. Visit cedpa.org
Futures Without Violence
Futures Without Violence works to end violence against women and children around the world, because every person has the right to live free of violence. Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act (first passed by Congress in 1994), and working to pass the International Violence Against Women Act, FWV has been breaking new ground, reaching broad audiences including men and youth, promoting leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining, and transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers, and others respond to violence. Visit futureswithoutviolence.org
The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Founded in 2004, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only organization working within the entertainment community to develop effective solutions to improve media images for girls and reduce gender stereotyping in all aspects of entertainment that targets children. The Institute conducts research, education, and advocacy to engage, and sensitize the entertainment industry and the public about the impact of gender representation in media. Visit seejane.org
Girl Scouts of the USA
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.3 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. Visit girlscouts.org
Half the Sky Movement
Half the Sky Movement lays out an urgent agenda on behalf of the world's women—and against the shocking abuses they routinely endure: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence, including honor killings and mass rape; and maternal mortality, which needlessly claims one woman every 90 seconds. A major transmedia initiative that includes a 4-hour television series, a Facebook game, mobile games, a robust website, and educational modules designed specifically for more than 54 partner NGOs, Half the Sky Movement joins a burgeoning worldwide movement that aims to unlock women's power and potential, and transform them into agents of change. Visit halftheskymovement.org
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. Visit rescue.org
Points of Light Institute
Points of Light Institute inspires, equips, and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. The organization has a global focus to redefine volunteerism and civic engagement for the 21st century, helping people use their time, talent, voices, and money to drive community problem solving. We are organized to innovate, incubate, and activate new ideas that help people act upon their power to make a difference. Points of Light Institute operates two dynamic business units that share our mission: the HandsOn Network and the Civic Incubator. Visit pointsoflight.org
Women for Women International
Women for Women International works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. Each woman we serve has her own story – some of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival. When we enroll women in our one-year program, they learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They come to understand their rights and how to fight for those rights in their homes, their communities, and their nations, and they become leaders. Visit womenforwomen.org
Women’s World Banking
Women's World Banking is a leading global network of 39 microfinance providers and banks, working in 27 countries to bring financial products and services to low-income entrepreneurs, especially women. WWB works with these institutions to design financial products and services that fulfill women’s needs while demonstrating the sustainability and social impact of serving women. The network serves over 24 million microentrepreneurs, 82 percent of whom are women. Visit swwb.org
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Recognizing women and girls as critical partners in development, World Vision works to equip, protect, and advocate for women in nearly 100 countries. Our programs help women and girls access health care, recover or protect themselves from exploitation, become educated and literate, access microloans and other economic opportunities, and gain influence in their community to promote positive change. Visit worldvision.org
Public Media Organizations
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation with more than 350 member stations in all 50 states and a creator of content that educates, informs, and inspires. Each month, PBS invites viewers to experience the worlds of science, history, nature, and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front row seats to world-class drama and performances.
Global Voices presents U.S. premieres of critically acclaimed international documentaries, offering the unique perspectives of international independent filmmakers. The series also features internationally themed programs by American filmmakers. Global Voices can be seen on the WORLD channel, Sundays at 10 PM (Check local listings).
National Center for Media Engagement (NCME)
The National Center for Media Engagement (NCME) is the trusted resource for community engagement for public media that provides the resources, networks and stories that enable public media to discover, understand and address community needs and aspirations. NCME is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
National Minority Consortia (NMC)
NMC funds film and media makers, presents works on public television and other venues, exhibits films and videos, and distributes works to schools and libraries. With primary funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the NMC serves as an important component of American public television.
Independent Media Organizations
Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ)
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Inc. is an association of professional female movie critics, reporters and feature writers working in print, broadcast and online media. AWFJ focuses on women's perspectives on film, and supports work by and about women – both in front of and behind the cameras.
Public Radio International (PRI)
PRI invites listeners to hear a different voice with content that provides unique perspectives on our interdependent world. Partnering with public media's most talented producers and hosts, PRI offers distinctly global voices on PRI's The World and BBC World Service. We offer singular, diverse voices on The Tavis Smiley Show. We present voices of culture, contemporary American life and artistry on This American Life and Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC. And we provide decidedly fresh takes on WireTap and The Sound of Young America. Public Radio International's mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world.
The Story Exchange
The Story Exchange is a global video project empowering women to achieve economic independence through entrepreneurship. By telling the stories of successful women from all walks of life, we encourage others to create a lifestyle of their choosing and uncover their full potential.
Women's eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service, reporting in English and Arabic, covering issues of concern to women and women’s perspectives on public policy. Founded in 2000, Women’s eNews continues to enhance women’s ability to define their own lives and to participate fully in every sector of human endeavor.
The Women's International Perspective is a global source for women's perspectives. The WIP publishes local stories with global significance written by women and not readily covered by mainstream media. The WIP connects readers and writers worldwide through our feature stories, a byline portal, and a community blog.